India’s Top Court Rules Massive Biometric Identity Database Legal

NEW DELHI—India’s highest court ruled that the world’s largest biometric identification database doesn’t infringe on citizens’ privacy rights—but needs some new limitations. The country’s controversial Aadhaar program uses photos, finger and eye scans and has already signed up more than 1 billion people. It has sparked an intense global debate over how far a democracy should... Continue Reading →

MasterCard will approve purchases by scanning your face

This fall, MasterCard will start experimenting with a new program: approving online purchases with a facial scan. At checkout, you’ll be asked to hold up your phone and snap a photo. MasterCard’s thinking? It’s easier than remembering a password. “The new generation, which is into selfies … I think they’ll find it cool. They’ll embrace it,” said... Continue Reading →

Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs - motherboard.vice.com The ​facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch. The three experiments... Continue Reading →

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